Council Tax - Liability
The person highest on the list below is usually responsible for paying.
- The owner who lives in the property.
- The tenant who lives in the property.
- The subtenant who lives in the property.
- Someone else who lives in the property.
- The owner if nobody lives in the property.
Couples who are married, living together as man and wife or civil partners are responsible, jointly and individually, for paying Council Tax even if their names are not on the bill. Joint owners or tenants are also responsible, jointly and individually, for paying the Council Tax even if their names are not on the bill.
Note: 'Jointly and individually' means that the amount on the bill is not split into shares. We can choose to collect the full amount of the Council Tax bill from anyone who is legally responsible for it. It is then up to the person who has to pay up to get back a share from everyone else.
Appealing against who is responsible for paying Council Tax
You can appeal against the decision that you are responsible for paying Council Tax. You must continue to pay your Council Tax until we have made a decision on your appeal.
Please write to:
St David House
South Bridge Street
Or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
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As the owner of the property, it is up to you to advise us, otherwise you will be liable to pay the council tax on that property.
No, If you are renting out your property, your tenant will be due to pay the Council Tax.
No, as long as you have provided a copy of the lease, we will pursue the tenant for the outstanding council tax.